Recreational Marijuana

Arizona Court Overrules Zero-Tolerance Marijuana DUI

Arizona Court Overrules Zero-Tolerance Marijuana DUI

On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that just having trace amounts of Carboxy-THC, an inactive metabolite that can be detected in one’s blood after consuming marijuana, does not...
Puerto Rico Considers Marijuana Legalization

Puerto Rico Considers Marijuana Legalization

Officials in Puerto Rico are considering the legalization of marijuana in order to boost the commonwealth’s failing economy.  Puerto Rico currently has $70 billion in debt and 45% of...
Colorado Police Encourage Responsible Marijuana Use During First Legal 4/20

Colorado Police Encourage Responsible Marijuana Use During First Legal 4/20

2014 marks the first year that Coloradoans can legally celebrate 4/20 with recreational marijuana.  State officials have released a reminder to all citizens to party responsibly. “State agencies, local...
Officials Warn of 4/20 Crackdown in San Francisco

Officials Warn of 4/20 Crackdown in San Francisco

Happy 4/20!  If you are planning to head out to Golden Gate Park or Hippie Hill in San Francisco today, be warned that city officials and police are on...
Marijuana Ban Proposed in Montana

Marijuana Ban Proposed in Montana

A Montana businessman has proposed an outright ban on all forms of marijuana for the 2014 ballot.  The measure, submitted by Steve Zabawa to the Secretary of State’s office...
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Receives $100,000 in Funding

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Receives $100,000 in Funding

Funding of $100,000 was gifted to New Approach Oregon, a group backing a proposed marijuana legalization initiative, from fragrance-heir Henry van Ameringen. Van Ameringen’s gift is significant, as backers...
Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Increase Crime, According to Researchers

Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Increase Crime, According to Researchers

One argument that opponents of marijuana legalization frequently make is that marijuana legalization will increase crime in their neighborhoods.  A new study, however, refutes that notion.  New data shows...
Study Claims Casual Marijuana Use Could be Tied to Brain Abnormalities

Study Claims Casual Marijuana Use Could be Tied to Brain Abnormalities

A new study conducted by Northwestern Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School suggests that even casual marijuana use can cause abnormalities in the brains of users. The study,...
US Attorney General Eric Holder “Cautiously Optimistic” About Marijuana Legalization

US Attorney General Eric Holder “Cautiously Optimistic” About Marijuana Legalization

During a visit to the federal courthouse is Charleston, US Attorney General Eric Holder explained that he is :cautiously optimistic” about recreational marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado. When...
Rhode Island Lawmakers to Hold Marijuana Legalization Hearings

Rhode Island Lawmakers to Hold Marijuana Legalization Hearings

On Wednesday, lawmakers in the Rhode Island House will hold hearings on a number of marijuana-related bills, including one that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. A hearing will...